Australian Government Pays $5,000 Bonus for Late-Term Abortions

It’s time for government to stop trying to helpful. In Australia:

It was intended to boost the birth rate, but a legal loophole means the $5000 baby bonus can be claimed for late-term abortions.

The loophole arises because abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation are recorded by doctors as stillbirths.

Parents of stillborn babies receive the maternity benefit on compassionate grounds.

Not everyone sees this as a problem. Bleats Andrew Pesce, chairman of the National Association of Specialist Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, referring not to stillbirths but to late-term abortions:

I think it is a very humane gesture from society to say, “You are going through enough already, we’re not going to withhold the bonus.”

That is, the mother is going through enough already, having to deal with the guilt of having killed her child. So in the interest of compassion, $5,000 should be confiscated from total strangers and given to her to make her feel better.

Pesce didn’t mention what the executed babies go through; maybe some enterprising lawyer could sue taxpayers on their behalf.

Someone’s got a $5,000 price on his head.

On a tip from Smoke TNT. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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